Martin Bax

Martin Bax

Martin Bax (1933- ) lives in London, where he practices pediatrics and edits the arts magazine Ambit, which he founded in 1959. Bax is also editor for medical journal Developmental and Child Neurology.

The Hospital Ship

Fiction by Martin Bax

Out of Martin Bax’s appalling vision of contemporary civilization in collapse sails The Hospital Ship. The British author’s first novel is the account of an atomic-powered ark attempting to salvage a “remnant” from a world whose recent wars have resulted in the total loss of both social and individual stability. At first, skilled medical teams from the ironically named ship, the Hopeful, pick up casualties from what seem to be local incidents.…
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